First off I want to say that I am in no way a super experienced aquarium hobbyist, but I have had a betta fish which lived a good, long solid life and I took care of a 75-gallon tank at my old school. I now live overseas, so finding or ordering good aquarium supplies is tricky for me.
I just recently bought a local 19-litre shrimp tank, and conditioned it and am now letting it cycle using the installed filter. However, after conditioning it, the water turned from crystal clear to a murky yellow. Is this normal? will it go away?
Also, please advice me on ordering live plants internationally. I cannot find any live and SAFE aquatic plants in the country I live in currently. Once I purchase the shrimp, I would love for them to have some java moss in the tank besides just a fake log and fake plant.
And lastly-are adding bacteria really necessary when establishing a tank? Again, would you recommend ordering live bottled bacteria?
Please be patent with my newbie self. Thanks